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Can I extract info from comma deliminated data?

New Member

We are reporting events in a CSV format using a comma deliminated structure. Example below:
,playerID04,player01,client002,clip_started,false,active,,237

Essentially this is a list of info sent when an event happens, comprised of:

player ID, player type, client ID, the event type (clip_started), parameter1, parameter2, video ID (237 in this instance).

In the 1st instance it is the video ID that I am after

What I want to produce is a list or table of these video IDs, showing how many times they show, or are associated with the 'clip_started'. The video ID isn't named as such, but it always appears in the same position within the data, ie. after the 8th comma. Is there a way for me to tell splunk that this is a VIDEO-ID, to extract this number in a repeatable way?

To further expand on this, is there a way for em to tell splunk the names of all of these fields, and for splunk to automatically 'name' them as fields that I can then filter and search by.

thanks

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Champion

Comma delimited file means the CSV files which splunk by default recognizes. Do you have headers on the files? Have you used the inputcsv or inputlookup command to read the content and filter them afterwards?

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Legend

Yes. Setup a delimiter based field extraction.

In props.conf, you'd do something like

[yoursourcetype]
REPORT-video = videoinfo

And in transforms.conf

[videoinfo]
DELIMS = ","
FIELDS = "player_ID", "player_type", "client_ID", "event_type", "parameter1", "parameter2", "video_ID"
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New Member

looking. thanks

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Legend
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New Member

Is it possible to do this from the search area?

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